Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Windows Operating System Installation Guide

Managing the Workstation Using Intel ASF

Intel ASF (Alert Standard Format) provides standards-based alerting and remote control, which can be implemented on mobile, desktop, and workstation systems, or on server platforms. Both the alerting and remote control capabilities of ASF are hardware-based and local to the networking solution on managed systems. This allows these solutions CPU and OS independence, providing a persistent connection with the management console.

Installing the ASF agent on your workstation enables an ASF management console to use the workstation's Ethernet controller to collect information from various components in the system (including the CPU, chipset, BIOS, and sensors on the motherboard) and sends this information to a remote server running a management console. Use ASF as a tool for monitoring workstation health, asset management, and remote control.

For more information about managing client systems using Intel ASF, see the Intel web site: